Thursday, July 28, 2011

Lori's New Moon Over Gotham

This quilt is a jaw dropper! The stars are very well pieced, but it's hard to focus on them.

because there are other interesting focal points.

LOOK AT THIS MITER!! Lori got all 4 corners to match PERFECTLY with TWO borders!

It is quilted with a Sharon Schamber Star pantograph.

Laurel's Bargello

This is Barbara Adkin's bargello design.

Here's a close-up of some of the beautiful fabrics Laurel chose. It is quilted with the "Luscious Leaves" pantograph.

Lyn's Glorified 9 Patch

These blocks are VERY difficult to make. Even though Lyn took a workshop to learn some tricks, 9 blocks was enough!

I think that she made very clever use of 9 patches and turned them into a great quilt!

Jann's Mystery Quilt

Here's Jann's version of Judy's Quilt and Sew's 2011 Mystery quilt.

Lori's Mystery Quilt

Here's Lori's version of the same mystery quilt.

She let the Fairy Frost fabric be the inspiration for the border and quilting pattern.

Robin's Curved Log Cabin

The backing fabric served as inspiration for the quilting on the front!

Bonnie's Trees

Bonnie loves these graceful trees.

The trees are traced, the background quilted with a bark texture, and the borders have gingko leaves - her favorite.

Connie's Flying Geese

This is very well made and peaceful to look at. It is quilted with "Jessica's Feathers".

Pauline's Quilts

Pauline is on a roll, cleaning out her UFO's. This is a star sampler.

The quilt above is called Prairie Trails.

This one is "Color Riot". It is quilted with a flower pantograph.

And here is "Tropical Tempest". Pauline says that she's not done cleaning yet!

Cali says,

"When boys swim, they wear swimming trunks. When girls swim, they wear zucchinis."

Laura's Sunbonnet Sue

Laura's gramma made this for her sometime in the 1980's. It was loved and used to within an inch of it's life!

Luckily, the background was double-knit polyester. I salvaged the usuable Sues and reset them. The background quilting should keep it sturdy through another generation!

Barbara's Transition

I could stare at this quilt all day. My eyes are very entertained with the placement of the lights and darks. Barbara used a wonderful assortment of batiks which adds another layer of visual interest.

Sharon's Speedy Quilts

Sharon couldn't remember the name of this technique. But you just keep sewing the fabrics in a jelly roll together, cut in half, and keep sewing until it is the desired width. These will be his and hers sofa throws. They are quilted with a fern pantograph.

Betsy's Square Dance Wedding Quilt

Betsy made this wonderful quilt for her son's upcoming wedding. She embroidered the muslin strips on her domestic machine, then hand tied the french knots. THEN she made the blocks.

Suzanne's Underground RailRoad

Suzanne made this for her father-in-law who is interested in Civil War history. It is quilted with a 2 way Baptist Fan design.

Sandy's Baby Gift

Won't this be a sweet baby quilt? The backing is soft, yellow Minkee.

Helen's Quilts

Helen's husband even noticed this quilt while it was being made! It is going on their bed as soon as the binding is on.

Isn't this fabric adorable? Helen made this quilt for her cat-loving-sister-in-law.

It is quilted with "Big Bubbles". Even the backing is special (see below).

Judy's Christmas Quilt

Judy is always way ahead of the game! Her gift is quilted with snowflakes.

Carol's Da Bears Quilt

These small quilts are packed with lots of work. Carol lovingly made this for her son. It is quilted with bear paw prints.